Sami Amara detonates a bomb: Was Johnson an agent from Moscow?

He hesitated and staggered before admitting that he had met a “KGB colonel” in Italy after a NATO meeting in Brussels!

Moscow – Dr. Sami Emara

It seems that accidents do not come alone! After a series of scandalous reports that Boris Johnson, the sacked British prime minister, had always struck, years ago, when he became foreign minister and before, tongues were circulating that raged about the extent of the fact that Johnson fell into the “trap”. of Russian intelligence. This is what gave his relations with Russia and its leader Vladimir Putin much excitement, at a time when many “reactions” on the part of official Moscow remain ambiguous.

The story dates back many years, and forcibly forced us to remember what the patriarch of American politics, Henry Kissinger, said in his first meeting with Vladimir Putin in the early 1990s, about “a intelligence officer does not retire. ”And that is a fact that must be remembered in connection with Boris Johnson’s admission that he met Alexander Lebedev, a retired colonel in the KGB, and had to deal with his son Yevgeny and his not only that, and this was confirmed by the British newspaper, “The Observer”, which in a previous report said Johnson, the British Prime Minister, during his years as Minister of foreign affairs meet Russian billionaire businessman Alexander Lebedev, whose family owns a large share of the shares, the British newspapers, The Independent and the Evening Standard, met in Italy in April 2018, following a summit of ministers of booty elk affairs of NATO countries in Brussels, held after the “poisoning” of fleeing Russian intelligence official Sergei Skripal.

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All this news kills those involved, especially if he has allowed himself to enter the jungle of “big politics” through many important posts, including “Foreign Secretary”, then “Prime Minister of the United Kingdom” and before them the Mayor of the British capital, London.

Boris Johnson admitted for the first time during his interrogation on Wednesday, July 6, by a number of British MPs that he had met Alexander Lebedev, a former officer in the Soviet “KGB”, and the billionaire and current businessman. his son Yevgeny’s palace in Italy where he spent Johnson’s weekend “in an informal private,” and without his accompaniment. And this is the first time Johnson has admitted that he met a “Russian intelligence officer” in April 2018 without the presence of any British official with him, after previously refusing to confirm or deny it, in response to the comments from many British media on this matter. In fact, Johnson returned to answer, after long hesitation and hesitant, the question of Labor MP Meg Heller about whether Johnson told State Department officials of the meeting by saying, “I think I have.”

We also recall in this connection that the British newspaper “The Guardian” published by the “Observer” preceded by a similar report, in which it said that Johnson “spent two days with Yevgeny Lebedev”, the boy of a Russian intelligence officer. , Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, and he was “accompanied by his fiancée or girlfriend,” while she asked him to answer a number of questions about the purpose of his trip to Italy, and whether he had any officials or any of his security team with him, which he at the time refused to answer. And the case could have passed without complications, if his other parties were not only of foreign origin and of Russian origin, but also those who were and may belong to the Russian Security and Intelligence Service “KGB”, from the perspective of what Kissinger said, and confirmed by the requirements of the profession and work on That “an intelligence officer does not retire”!

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And if we consider part of Alexander Lebed’s biography as a “retired colonel” in the KGB, he worked under the roof of the Soviet Embassy in London because of his previous specialization at the “Institute of International Relations “of the Soviet and then Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and as a former deputy of the The ruling party” Russian Unity “in the State Duma, in addition to his activity as a businessman, the club of billionaires and the new rich of Russia.

Also Lebedev’s activities in Russia, including his founding and issuance of the newspaper “Moscow Correspondent”, which was closed after his involvement in publishing fake news about “President Putin’s marriage to a former Olympic gymnast,” as well as a attempting an opposition party with the president.The former Soviet Mikhail Gorbachev, it was enough to confirm that “the case” goes far beyond personal relationships, as it was and still means “behind the bead is out there”!

Away from the “vocabulary and warnings of intelligence activity,” we stop at what Boris Johnson, then Minister of Foreign Affairs, said in Moscow, that he was of Russian descent, as well as what he did and did from the perspective to further demonstrate his strong hostility towards Russia and its political leaders, as well as what he would like to show from “Love” and support and endorsement for Kiev, which he has visited more than once and in a flashy manner with the Ukrainian President “toured” Vladimir Zelensky under his neighborhood, since the beginning of the “Russian special military operation” in Ukraine, which raises many doubts what we throw on the banks of the spectra to say The Arab proverb: “The suspect says almost take me. “

Moscow silence

And this is at a time when official Moscow stands “as if it has water in its mouth,” and does not say a word about what is being spread in the private and public atmosphere of “accusations” and “rumors” about the extent in which Johnson could fall into the “forbidden” trap in international relations. And the Russian weekly, “Versia” on July 11, quoted the British newspaper “The Guardian” as saying that Johnson, the current prime minister, met the businessman Alexander Lebedev, who referred to him as a “former agent of Soviet intelligence. “

And the Russian newspaper returned to say: “The Guardian names Alexander Lebedev, whose family owns the British newspapers” The Independent and the Evening Standard “, as a” former KGB agent. “She added that Lebedev does not at the same time deny the fact that he served in this special security service until 1992, but now he has nothing to do with it, according to his statements to Forbes magazine.

Under the headline “Lebedev is in controversy”, the newspaper “Independent Arabia” wrote that “Alexander Lebedev was a spy for the KGB in London at the end of the Cold War, and in 1988 he began to focus on business and investment, Lebedev does not hide his work as a spy, but boasted about it in his memoir “Banker Hunting”, in which he sets out his service as a spy, from which he retired in 1992 with the rank of colonel .

Canada last month imposed an embargo on Lebedev over the war in Ukraine, accusing him of aiding the Russian government in the war effort. He was consequently forced to resign from The Independent’s board of directors, even though he was not subject to sanctions from any other country, including Britain.

But what was the reaction on the part of Moscow, whether official or popular?

Official Moscow is wary of commenting at all, given the growing day-to-day uproar and controversy that appears to be sufficient to achieve what he wants in the image of Johnson, led by Russian leader Vladimir Putin. offended, to violate without engaging in disclosure or not. Disclosure of those who say they have fallen into his net. This is what motivates us to go back to searching in the directories of serious and non-serious newspapers, looking for what may unravel some aspects of this “story”.

Among these newspapers, which have always been known for their serious and credible reports, we stop at “Nezavismaya Gazeta” and what they published under the headline “Johnson is not afraid of being accused of having an affair with the KGB not.” In one of its previous issues, the newspaper revealed what happened at a “birthday” party attended by Russian “businessman” Alexander Lebedev and his son Yevgeny, by Boris Johnson, his girlfriend, former British Prime Minister David Cameron and other senior, former and current officials.

The newspaper commentator, Vladimir Skosirev, was eager to reveal his astonishment at such a level of attendance, saying: “Does not this mean that the hand of Moscow has reached Downing Street (the seat of the British government)? . Which he followed by noting that “experts consider such speculations to be untenable.” And the Russian newspaper was not satisfied with that, as it returned to quote what the British “Guardian” wrote about the view of “the appearance of Johnson, who calls himself Prime Minister of the People, as a” strange gesture.”

Russian lobby
“There are also statements about Moscow’s interference in British politics,” she added. She also confirmed that Johnson had recently refused to publish the “Russian report” on the Intelligence and Security Committee in the previous parliament. It concluded that “it is believed that the Russian elite created a ‘lobby’ in Britain with the help of money and personal connections.” It also revealed the support of The Evening Standard newspaper and its support for Johnson during his election campaign, at the initiative of Alexander Lebedev, who bought most of his shares and was associated with Johnson through personal friendships, which is a way was bound by more “intimate” relationships and relationships.

In this regard, the newspaper he wrote on this issue quoted Andrei Ostalsky, a former Russian journalist who worked for the official Soviet newspaper “Izvestia” before his departure for London in the early 1990s, and now with the BBC and other media work. organizations. “During the election campaign, the anti-Johnson press wrote a lot about why he did not dare to publish the report of the intelligence committee,” Ostalsky said.

There were reviews of special services and well-known experts in Russia. It was also noted that nine former Russian or Russian citizens, who are wealthy, donated money to the Conservative Party. ” The “Independent newspaper” quoted what it called “neutral observers” they said about Johnson having something to hide. They remembered his close contact with Yevgeny Lebedev, who studied in the UK and became a front for a company funded by his father (retired KGB colonel, billionaire and current businessman), who, as mentioned above , a number of British possessions. newspapers, including The Independent, and became a British citizen. As for his son, Yevgeny Lebedev, previously, he joined the “friends list” after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced him to the House of Lords membership among 36 people.

In addition to Joe Johnson, his younger brother, and former finance minister Philip Hammond (who both opposed Boris Johnson against Brexit and argued that the UK should remain in the European Union), as well as former captain of the British cricket team Ian Bothham, according to Reuters, who explained that 40-year-old Yevgeny Lebedev “spent most of his life in the UK”, among the elite community in London, while practicing a charity and sponsoring artists, at the same time time he is known for arranging “noisy parties for the rich and famous in his restored castle in Perugia.

In short, the news is a lot, and most of it raises more questions than answers and interpretations are scattered, most of which say that “there is no smoke without fire,” and that behind the hill is over! For whom it may concern, we must continue to search and dig up what the “professional constraints” have not allowed us to go beyond what we have provided of evidence and testimonies.

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